It is important to wash your face daily to maintain clear healthy skin and a glowing complexion. Equally important is what you use to wash your face with. Some facial cleansers are incredibly harsh and can end up harming the delicate skin on our faces, while others are weak and ineffective.
If you’ve ever read the list of ingredients on the packaging of face wash, then you know they’re chock full of chemicals and things you’re likely unfamiliar with and can’t pronounce. Sometimes less is more, and when it comes to our faces, the simpler the better.
This homemade concoction has just two ingredients and you can mix it up tonight at home. In a small bowl combine coconut oil and baking soda and make sure to break up any lumps in the soda before adding in the coconut oil.
Baking soda on its own is a remedy against acne. It regulates the pH level of the skin and helps in healing breakouts. Coconut oil has strong healing, moisturizing and antibacterial qualities that beneficially affect the skin while nourishing it. Mixing these products together creates a safe combination, even on sensitive skin. Keep in mind that wet-milled traditional virgin coconut oil will provide the best results.
The amounts of ingredients used vary according to skin type. If you have sensitive skin, use the coconut oil and the baking soda in a 2:1 ratio, respectively. If you want to use the mixture as an exfoliator, prepare the mixture in a 1:1 ratio.
How to wash your face with baking soda, here are the instructions:
1. Combine the coconut oil and baking soda and mix. A little warm water can be added to help the process.
2. Apply the mixture to your face. You can massage your skin gently with circular motions, then immediately wash it off with warm water; or you can use the mixture as a facial mask and leave it on for several minutes.
It is that simple. This simple combination can provide amazing effects in a completely safe and natural way. It is quick and easy to do!